Scotts Bluff County - Sheriff's Office

Patrol Division

308 436-6666

The Patrol Division is headed by Sergeant Jeff Chitwood and Sergeant Mark Bliss.

Sergeant Bliss is a certified DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) and SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Test) Instructor.

Deputies Still and Perkins serve on the Scottsbluff Consolidated SWAT Team.

Lieutenant Huffman, Deputy Still and Deputy Petersen perform the duties as Firearms Instructors. Deputy Petersen is also the Taser Instructor.

Deputy Bibb was recently appointed as the Sheriff's Office K-9 Handler. Deputy Bibb's partner is Xim (pronounced Zim) a 2 year old German Shepherd from Denmark. Deputy Bibb and Xim recently completed a 14 week K-9 training program with the Nebraska State Patrol.

The Patrol Division is responsible for the general law enforcement duties of the Sheriff's Office. These duties include the collection of delinquent personal property taxes, service of civil process, extradition of persons arrested outside our jurisdiction, transportation of sentenced inmates, traffic law enforcement, accident investigations and general requests for service from citizens.

Airport Security Detail

In 2003 the office of the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff assumed full responsibility for all law enforcement services at the West Nebraska Regional Airport in Scottsbluff.

Deputies spend a minimum of 250 hours each month providing safety and security for passengers and visitors alike.

Court Security Detail

Due to increased concerns for safety and security, our court detail is handled by two full-time employees.

Deputy Robert Rader patrols throughout the courthouse complex and attends court proceedings throughout the day.

Wendy Lacy is the courthouse screener. She operates the Magnetometer and screens visitors to the courthouse. Wendy also operated the courthouse surveillance equipment.

Updated: 2014.01.28 - 13:00 MDT